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Encyclopedia > Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern

from the trailer for Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Birth name Carl Henry Vogt
Born February 19, 1895
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died May 12, 1956
Tokyo, Japan

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Early life

Calhern was born Carl Henry Vogt. His family left New York City while he was still a child and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he grew up. While playing high school football, a stage manager from a touring theatrical stock company spotted him, and hired him as an extra. Just prior to World War I, Calhern decided to move back to New York to pursue an acting career. He began as a prop boy and bit player with touring companies and burlesque companies. His burgeoning career was interrupted by the war and he served overseas in the military during World War I. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Career

He became a matinee idol by virtue of a play titled The Cobra, and soon began to act in films. In the early 30s he was primarily cast as a character actor in Hollywood, while he continued to play leading roles on stage. He reached his peak in the 1950s as an MGM contract player. Among his most memorable roles were three that he played in 1950: a singing one as Buffalo Bill in the film version of Annie Get Your Gun, the double-crossing lawyer and sugar-daddy to Marilyn Monroe in John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, and his Oscar-nominated role as Oliver Wendell Holmes in The Magnificent Yankee (re-creating his stage role), as well as his portrayal of the title role in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's film of Julius Caesar in 1953. In addition to The Magnificent Yankee, he had Broadway successes in Jacobowsky and the Colonel (1944) and in the title role of King Lear (1951). MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Buffalo Bill Cody William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a 1950 American musical film loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. ... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ... The Magnificent Yankee is a 1951 biographical film which tells the life story of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. ... The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar, more commonly known simply as Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare probably written in 1599. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 6, 1993) was an American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... Julius Caesar is a 1953 film based upon the William Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. ... The Magnificent Yankee is a 1951 biographical film which tells the life story of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is generally regarded as one of William Shakespeares greatest tragedies. ...


Marriages

Calhern was married four times, to Ilka Chase from 1926 to 1927, to Julia Hoyt from 1927 to 1932, to Natalie Schafer from 1933 to 1942, and Marianne Stewart from 1946 to 1955. All four marriages ended in divorce. Ilka Chase (b. ... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ...


Death

Calhern died of a sudden heart attack in Tokyo, while filming The Teahouse of the August Moon. He was replaced in the film by Paul Ford, who had played Calhern's role in the original stage version. By an odd coincidence, when playing Buffalo Bill in Annie Get Your Gun, Calhern had replaced Frank Morgan, who had died of a sudden heart attack during the making of that film. Calhern is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... The Teahouse of the August Moon is a 1956 motion picture comedy satirising the US occupation of Japan following the end of World War II. John Patrick adapted the screenplay from his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Broadway play of 1953. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Frank Morgan as The Wizard of Oz. ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ...


Filmography

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The Magnificent Yankee (776 words)
Louis Calhern had been a fixture in Hollywood since 1921, playing in nearly 50 movies before he got his chance not only to carry a picture largely himself but to turn in what many considered a tour de force performance as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in The Magnificent Yankee (1950).
Calhern created a portrait of "a robust, living character," Variety said in November 1950, "scoring in all departments, from [Holmes'] younger days in Washington through his crotchety but still sagacious old age." The performance brought Calhern his only Academy Award® nomination; he was also nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor.
In 1946 Calhern had a great success on Broadway in the story of Holmes' life from his appointment to the high court by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 (incidentally, the year Calhern began acting) to his final years under FDR (Holmes died in 1935).
Louis Calhern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (146 words)
Louis Calhern (born February 19, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York; died May 12, 1956 in Japan) was an American actor.
Born Carl Henry Vogt ("Calhern" derives from "Carl Henry"), he played leads in silent films in the 1920s and was able to successfully transition to talkies, as well as starring on the stage.
Calhern died in Tokyo of a heart attack while filming The Teahouse of the August Moon.
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